Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.37

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.37

Carotid Disease - (Item 32700, 32703, 32760, 33500, 33545, 33548, 33551, 33554, 35303, 35307)

Interventional procedures for the management of carotid disease should be performed in accordance with the NHMRC endorsed Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010

Carotid Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty with Stenting (CPTAS), under item 35307 is only funded under the MBS for patients who meet the criteria for carotid endarterectomy but are unfit for open surgery.

 

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

35307

35307 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2005
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2005
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2020

TRANSLUMINAL STENT INSERTION, 1 or more stents (not drug-eluting), with or without associated balloon dilatation, for 1 carotid artery, percutaneous (not direct), with or without the use of an embolic protection device, in patients who:

-    meet the indications for carotid endarterectomy; and

-    have medical or surgical comorbidities that would make them at high risk of perioperative complications from carotid endarterectomy,

excluding associated radiological services or preparation, and excluding aftercare

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $1,156.20 Benefit: 75% = $867.15

(See para TN.8.37 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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  • Assist - Addition/Deletion of (Assist.)
  • Amend - Amended Description
  • Anaes - Anaesthetic Values Amended
  • Emsn - EMSN Change
  • Fee - Fee Amended
  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
  • Qfe - QFE Change